Widely considered to have Beijing’s best dim sum, Lei Garden is still killing it and shows no signs of letting up.
Make sure to sit in the original dining room in Jinbao Tower where it’s lively and atmospheric. The newer room in the Regent hotel is tranquil, sure, but leaves something to be desired. But no matter where you sit, the food does not let down. Light and flaky turnip pastries (29RMB), outstanding rice noodle rolls (33RMB) and the signature soup dumplings (29RMB) – with delightful, ginger undertones – fly to the table.
From the kitchen to the service, everything is on point.
Dim sum served 11.30-2.30pm daily
Lei Garden 89 Jinbaojie, Dongcheng district See full address details